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iodopsin

noun io·dop·sin \ˌī-ə-ˈdäp-sən\

Definition of IODOPSIN

:  a photosensitive violet pigment in the retinal cones that is similar to rhodopsin but more labile, is formed from vitamin A, and is important in daylight vision

Origin of IODOPSIN

iod- (from Greek ioeidēs violet colored) + Greek opsis sight, vision + English -in — more at optic
First Known Use: 1938
Medical Dictionary

iodopsin

noun io·dop·sin \ˌī-ə-ˈdäp-sən\

Medical Definition of IODOPSIN

:  a photosensitive violet pigment in the retinal cones that is similar to rhodopsin but more labile, is formed from vitamin A, and is important in photopic vision

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